10 December 2007


This picture is from around 1960, Bengt has told me. Two young ladies waiting for their orders at the hot dog stand, known as "korvkiosken" in Swedish. This was a sacred place by the 1950´s and early 1960´s.

People in Sweden were unaware of sushi, meze, kebab, hamburgers and even pizza. Ingemar Johansson from Gothenburg was probably the heavy weight champion of the world. This was pre-Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay. Definitely pre-Mohammed Ali. So the choice was - a sausage in bread or a sausage with mashed potatoes. If you were lucky to live in Skåne (I was one of the lucky one´s btw) you could even get a decent sausage.

I am thinking of three things seeing this picture. Is Günther still around? His korvkiosk located on Karlbergsvägen in Stockholm is the best in the city to my knowledge. Where are my negatives, with the pictures of his place and have I ever taken Bengt to Günthers korvkiosk. Well I have to find out about all of these things very soon. /Ulf

When You Feel Transparent

All photos by ©Malin Hellesø

invited guest: Tatiana Cardeal

Independent photographer visual artist dreamer, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I used to work for the editorial market as art director and graphic designer, but since 2005,
I have been moving my focus to photography, keeping my way close to educational and cultural issues, social development, seeking for inspiring values of humanity.
It's my everyday beginning.

Tatiana was working for major magazines in Brazil such as Elle, Saúde, Placar and four years at the Victor Civita Foundation, a Brazilian educational non-profit organization, she shifted her focus to photography, social and cultural issues and human rights.

Today, she works mostly independent, does her own research and her travels are paid from her own pockets. She occasionally accepts a few assignments, but she still prefers to develop her own issues and follows her own agenda and principles. Tati published her works around the globe from Brazil to Australia, from Germany to Peru. Watching her touching, sociological records of forgotten nations, I have no doubts, why her works find such an attention.

More of Tatiana pictures you may find here.
We will hear about Tati soon at the F blog soon, stay tuned.

Invited by Marcin Górski

invited guest: Amani Willett (part one)

"Sight is often taken for granted: we frequently assume that people interpret a given situation in similar ways. This could not be further from the truth. In reality, people often perceive identical situations in astonishingly different ways. The beauty of a photograph is that it can compel us to re-examine seemingly mundane scenes and events of everyday life."

It´s a pleasure to explore the work of Amani and I am glad to see it at the F Blog. For more, you have to wait for part two. If you can´t wait... go to his homepage and discover some great photography. Amani Willet was born in Tanzania and lives in Brooklyn. In 2003 his pictures were included in an anthology of young American artists called “Re Generation: Telling Stories From Our Twenties.” Isn´t that what we are looking for - the stories from our Twenties? /ulf

images and statement by © Amani Willett